Two Governors Seek Reclassification of Marijuana

The NYT reports that two governors, Washington’s Christine Gregoire and Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chafee, have petitioned the federal government to have marijuana reclassified as a Schedule II substance under the Federal Drug Control Act.  The reclassification would mean recognizing that marijuana has acceptable medical uses, and would be a step toward protecting medical marijuana use in the 16 states that currently permit it.